Dr. Deborah Simmons

Dr. Deborah Simmons has provided counseling for infertility-related trauma and pregnancy loss for more than 20 years. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Resolve. She offers EMDR, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples therapy, and energy work. She prepares straight and gay couples and single women and men who wish to pursue IUIs, IVF, donor eggs, donor sperm, donor embryos, and surrogacy. She prepares gestational carriers for surrogate pregnancy. Dr. Simmons consults with the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Minneapolis. She is also working in the area of fertility preservation with women who have been diagnosed with cancer and with transgender men and women who wish to be parents.

She received her PhD in family social science from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a double major in international relations and political science from American University. She is the mother of two premature babies and a feisty veteran of months on pregnancy bedrest.

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Articles by Dr. Deborah Simmons


Dealing With the Pain of Infertility as a Stepparent Dealing With the Pain of Infertility as a Stepparent Dealing With the Pain of Infertility as a Stepparent Dealing With the Pain of Infertility as a Stepparent


When the parenting experience feels unfinished or incomplete.

Saying Goodbye to Biological Parenthood Saying Goodbye to Biological Parenthood Saying Goodbye to Biological Parenthood Saying Goodbye to Biological Parenthood


How do you start moving forward after the loss of a dream?

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